Thursday, April 3, 2008

Somebody Said Somebody Wouldn’t Last Too Long… My Opinion on the New Kids on the Block Reunion- Toya

Yall, can we talk? Am I the only one a little suspicious?

*Sigh* First a transgendered woman is having a baby and now somehow in the universe Danny, Donnie, Joe, Jonathan and Jordan have managed to put aside their grievances and come together for a 20th anniversary of “Hangin’ Tough”.

Did you hear that trotting? I think it’s Jesus coming on a white horse…

Now I understand that people fall out and later forgive each other especially after they have grown up a bit and realize what’s most important (I’m not even talking about money but who knows?) But this is suspect to me for so many different reasons. One, I remember reading an interview with Danny where he was saying that Face the Music was the first album that he ever played in his own house. On the video on People.com, they asked them which songs were they most excited to play and Donnie said their new classic. He even said that what is different now is their knowledge of music. If this is true are they now knowledgeable about the fact that a lot of their songs really weren’t that good? Even I as a New Kids fan from back in the day can admit that a lot of their songs really weren’t that good and not really suitable for some grown a** men to be singing now. Unlike New Edition who have maintained their grown and sexy, NKOTB’s catalog of age appropriate music is quite limited.

Also, how is this NOT a reality show? Does anyone else want to tune in week after week to see which one of them is going to just reach out and choke Joey McIntyre for being a smart ass? My money’s on Danny. Speaking of Danny, anyone remember when they rolled up on him on VH1 trying to holla at him about a reunion and they quickly cut away to another shot to explain that he was not at all having it.? I guess what I am saying is that I need more answers. .Don’t get me wrong, I want them to do well. I really do. However, how is this NOT going to be a hot mess? How much money and coercing does it take to get five almost 40 year old men together after 15 years to take a chance and get on the floor and do the New Kids dance?

On a completely different note, I will say this: I was a Danny fan. I mean, he was a B-boy and I thought he was really fly. I didn’t crush on Donnie when I was younger because he reminded me of things that I felt I had no business thinking about when I was that age. But now that I am grown? Donnie is that boy! Call it what you want, that Wahlberg swagger is unfuxwitable.

I am almost willing to bet my soon to be in the mail economy stimulus check that this tour does not run until the end. And who is going to open for them? Tommy Page? Like they said, somebody said somebody’s gonna wait and see. What’s gonna be is gonna be..
And finally Steve Perry, if you are listening…BYGONES man, bygones! Get your behind back with Journey and stop acting childish. You too, JT Taylor. Settle your differences with Kool and the Gang and get to celebrating good times again! I'm just sayin'...

This Just In

According to AP-
Wahlberg said he was convinced to get back together with his former bandmates — Joey McIntyre, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood — when they decided to record new music. Wahlberg said he wrote 80 percent of the new material with McIntyre and Jordan Knight.
"I had no interest going out on a nostalgia tour and singing the same material," said Wahlberg, 38.

Okay, I MAY be able to get behind this...


But he added, "We absolutely will do the old songs for sure."

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